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noun 
  1. An institution of further education at an intermediate level (in the UK, typically teaching those aged 16 to 19). See also: sixth-form college.
  2. An institution for adult education at a basic or intermediate level (teaching those of any age).
  3. (Used mainly in the formal names of private schools) A secondary school (Eton College).
  4. A non-specialized, semi-autonomous division of a university, with its own faculty, departments, library, etc (Pembroke College, Cambridge; Balliol College, Oxford; University College London).
  5. (Australia) A residential hall of a university, which may be independent or have its own tutors but is not involved in teaching.
  6. (Loosely) Any institution of higher education.
  7. (In the US) An institution of higher education teaching undergraduates and/or graduates. Nearly synonymous with university, with less emphasis on research and may, or may not, have graduate or doctoral programs. Often has an emphasis in a specific academic area (e.g. liberal arts college).
  8. (In the US) A specialized division of a university (College of Engineering).
Translations: 
  • German: Berufskolleg , Fachschule
Etymology: From collége (modern: collège)


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